Windows 8 and 8.1 questions and answers

Updated: 05/19/2017 by Computer Hope
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CHSAFE Getting into Windows Safe Mode.
CHSYS Information about the Windows Systray.
CHTSR How to remove TSRs and startup programs.
CH000017 Ways of locating hardware and other system specifications.
CH000078 How to boot to the Desktop in Windows 8.
CH000123 I have problems in Windows after installing new software.
CH000127 Issues and questions related to the Windows Taskbar.
CH000133 Creating icons for Microsoft Windows.
CH000136 Adding and removing icons in Windows Control Panel.
CH000156 I've lost my unique identification number can you give me one?
CH000165 Additional information on NTFS.
CH000172 Lost or forgotten Windows password.
CH000198 Preventing programs from automatically loading.
CH000347 Uninstalling Windows software.
CH000479 How to keep the Windows Taskbar hidden.
CH000486 Is it safe to delete .dll files?
CH000492 Additional information and help with the boot.ini.
CH000493 Enabling and disabling Windows Desktop cleanup.
CH000508 Preventing Microsoft Windows from prompting for a CD.
CH000517 Information and help with Windows svchost.exe.
CH000519 How do I prevent messenger pop-ups?
CH000532 How to rename or label a disk drive.
CH000538 Enabling or Disabling automatic updates.
CH000543 How to rename the Microsoft Windows Recycle Bin.
CH000554 How to set a computer's date and time.
CH000545 How to update a Microsoft Windows computer.
CH000549 How to set the path and environment variables in Windows.
CH000551 How to enable and disable the Microsoft Windows firewall.
CH000555 How to view the date in Microsoft Windows.
CH000557 Windows fonts are poor quality and not smooth.
CH000561 How to install a software program.
CH000563 How to install fonts on my computer.
CH000570 Additional information and options for the rundll32.exe file.
CH000571 How to change options to Windows New under the right-click menu.
CH000584 Microsoft Windows status bar continues to be disabled.
CH000588 How do I setup a hard drive and partition in Windows?ch000588.htm
CH000589 How do I restore Windows back to an earlier copy?
CH000592 How do I adjust the Windows background?
CH000597 Computer always boots into Windows Safe Mode.
CH000605 Windows restarts without warning.
CH000625 Is it safe to turn off a Windows computer without doing a shut down?
CH000626 How to load last known good configuration.
CH000627 How to use the Windows recovery console.
CH000661 How to clear Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows most recent Documents.
CH000672 How do I see the calendar in Windows?
CH000673 Can I convert Windows into a different language?
CH000714 Cannot delete file because it's being used by another person or program.
CH000734 How can I hide or view hidden icons in my Systray?
CH000739 How do I create a Windows shortcut?
CH000741 How can I SSH from Microsoft Windows?
CH000742 How to create a directory or folder.
CH000743 How do I delete a file or folder?
CH000749 Missing Microsoft Windows .dll files.
CH000750 Unable to get into Windows Safe Mode.
CH000766 How do I copy files?
CH000769 How do I determine the size of a file?
CH000770 How do I keep my Windows file listing the same in all windows?
CH000771 How do I select or highlight multiple files?
CH000775 Disabling the Microsoft Windows XP System Restore.
CH000790 How do I set a Windows screen saver password?
CH000791 How to navigate Windows using a keyboard.
CH000795 How do I change directories?
CH000824 How do I empty or manage the Windows Recycle Bin?
CH000825 How to restart Microsoft Windows.
CH000826 How can I play a DVD movie in Windows XP?
CH000830 Microsoft Windows STOP 0x0000007F error.
CH000838 How to copy a directory or folder.
CH000841 How can I change the text color of my icons in Windows?
CH000846 How do I change the name of a file or folder?
CH000849 What are the $NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders in Windows?
CH000850 Where do I download the .NET framework?
CH000852 How do I play a movie file in Windows?
CH000857 How do I play a sound or music file in Windows?
CH000871 What is the thumbs.db file?
CH000876 Missing or corrupt c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys.
CH000877 How do I change my Windows screen saver?
CH000878 How do I make my Windows icons appear larger?
CH000893 How do I remove the Bluetooth icon from my Windows Desktop?
CH000906 How do I make the Windows My Computer icon the first icon?
CH000913 What is the Windows lsass.exe file and process?
CH000914 What is the Windows spoolsv.exe file and process?
CH000915 What is the Windows alg.exe file and process?
CH000916 What is the Windows csrss.exe file and process?
CH000924 Upgrading to Microsoft Windows Vista recommended steps.
CH000925 How to upgrade Windows XP to Windows Vista.
CH000926 Installing Windows Vista upgrade without Windows 2000 or XP on the hard drive.
CH000927 Missing the Windows Desktop My Computer, My Network Places, or My Documents icon.
CH000930 How do I determine what version of Windows I'm using?
CH000937 How do I disable the Windows Vista User Account Control?
CH000944 The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible in Vista.
CH000947 Reducing the size of icons and icon text on the Vista desktop.
CH000969 Recovering a deleted file from the Windows Recycle Bin.
CH001003 How do I enable, disable, or adjust the Windows Quick Launch?
CH001004 Adding the Desktop icon back into Windows Quick Launch.
CH001009 What files are not sent to the Windows Recycling bin?
CH001021 How do I change the Recycle Bin icon?
CH001030 How do I change the icons in the Windows Quick Launch?
CH001036 How do I add or remove an icon in Windows Quick Launch?
CH001038 How do I view the name or label of a hard drive?
CH001040 Unable to find icons in Windows Control Panel.
CH001099 Determining what service pack I have installed in Windows.
CH001100 How long does it take to reinstall Windows?
CH001111 How can I find what's running on my Windows computer?
CH001130 How do I create a Windows shortcut key?
CH001141 How do I fix the Windows blue screen errors?
CH001142 Windows stop BAD_POOL_HEADER error.
CH001143 Windows stop DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error.
CH001144 Parameter format incorrect or parameter format not correct error in DOS.
CH001177 How do I change Windows notifications?
CH001178 How do I disable Smart Window?
CH001179 How do I add a Library to Windows 7?
CH001180 Show Unused Drives in Windows.
CH001181 How do I disable Windows Aero?
CH001182 What is dwm.exe and why is it using so much memory?
CH001198 How do I run a program as administrator in Windows?
CH001257 Where is Outlook Express in Windows Vista and 7?
CH001266 What is Windows Program Files and Program Files (x86)?
CH001272 Downgraded my laptop from Vista or 7 to XP where are drivers?
CH001292 How to view Windows virtual memory or page file settings.
CH001293 Is it a good idea to change my Microsoft Windows page file size?
CH001317 How do I switch users in Windows?
CH001318 How do I create a new user in Windows?
CH001324 Opening port for program or game in Windows Firewall.
CH001334 How to create a Windows Restore Point.
CH001367 How to enable UPnP in Windows.
CH001372 How can I close an app in Windows 8?
CH001373 How do I sleep, restart, or shut down Windows 8?
CH001374 How do I get the start button back in Windows 8?
CH001387 How do I disable the Windows loading splash screen?
CH001412 How do I make Windows not automatically restart after update?
CH001476 How do I move files?
CH001499 Why does my computer not come with a Windows CD?
CH001531 How can I make my version of Windows a genuine version?
CH001563 Differences between Normal and Safe Mode in Windows.
CH001606 How do I make Windows programs automatically startup?
CH001635 Windows freezes or reboots repeatedly upon startup.
CH001640 How to access the Event Viewer in Microsoft Windows.
CH001641 How to identify what startup programs are safe to disable.
CH001642 How to open more than one command prompt in Windows 8.
CH001671 How to automatically repair problems in Windows.
CH001672 How to shut down a computer.
CH001700 How to perform a system image backup in Windows.
CH001753 Where do I find Accessories in the Windows Start Menu?
CH001757 How to show or hide desktop shortcut icons.
CH001762 How to turn off fast startup or hybrid sleep in Windows.
CH001764 How to remove unused icons from the Windows desktop.
CH001769 How to remove a pinned website or program in Windows.
CH001788 How to enable the Windows Script Host service.
CH001791 How to select, change, or download a Windows theme.
CH001807 How to clear your downloads folder.
CH001820 How do I change the icon of a Windows shortcut?
CH001822 How do you create a recovery disk in Windows?
CH001824 How to block access to the Control Panel.
CH001838 How to install the Microsoft Windows operating system
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